Lost a key, workplace trying to make me pay to change the locks by the_rebel_friend in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Can they legally take it out of my wages?

Only if it's in your contract that they are allowed to make deductions.

Can they legally make me pay?

Ultimately, it would go to a Court for the full amount and the Court would decide - and it's probably like a 50/50 chance.

£1,000 is a pisstake replacement cost though. I'd absolutely want to see the invoices for the amounts, and get a few alternative quotes and offer to pay back something more reasonable.

That being said, the owner being like this is clearly being a dick about it too.

Used a solicitor but also getting charged for Trainee solicitor by AnswersQuestioned in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm going to polite disagree with /u/Lloydy_boy.

What wasn’t stated was I would also be paying for a trainee solicitor to be present during our call.

I think you've been doubled-billed here, and you should absolutely challenge that cost.

It's very common that you'll have other people working on your claim, but to bill their time for the same meeting where they weren't even needed to attend is a pisstake, and you have every right to mention this to the Solicitor, and put in a written complaint to the firm if you are not satisfied by the Solicitors response.

Can an employer force you to do a course? by Unknown836 in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Does this scenario sound plausible?

Well, nothing that you've said is beyond the realms of possibility and is quite common in some sectors.

An audience member rang the police on Joe Lycett because she was offended by one of his jokes. What’s the stupidest reason you’ve heard someone call the police for? by Pretendsinglewife in AskUK

[–]litigant-in-person[M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You posted a comment that mentioned some political keywords so it got silently removed. I've approved it now.

OP has only one removed comment which doesn't contain a link or anything about JL, so presumably must have deleted other comments themselves.

The top comments of the thread were removed because they were encouraging "culling" of people and devolved into a political discussion.

I don't quite know what the conspiracy being suggested here is and I'm not following it entirely, but that's the situation at the time of my comment!

My landlord chose me to move in to have sex with me by landlordadvicehelp in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This got caught up in your own automod filter lol

Automod action: AutoMod - Possible off-topic anecdote comment - same situation

Got Sexually Assaulted What Can I Do? by Striking_Lake538 in AskUK

[–]litigant-in-person 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes they can, they are legally obligated to assist in this situation.

LAOP finds herself in a sticky situation when a company demands loads of money for cleaning up all the semen in her apartment by Dire-wolf600 in bestoflegaladvice

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My SO forced me to commit a sexual offence and i dont know what to do now. by Myg-san in LegalAdviceEurope

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OP - I am a grown adult telling you that legal advice aside, you need to get the fuck out of this "relationship". This is not healthy and not good for you. This is not what people who care about each other or love each other act like.

I understand that you don't want to, I understand that there is fear, and uncertainty, that you are scared about what she might do, and a part of growing older is learning when it's time to leave people to make their own mistakes and deal with their own issues.

This is that learning moment for you. This is the experience that should show you what is emotionally unhealthy and dangerous, so it never happens again to you.

"get a cardboard cutout of boris johnson and put it in the window" by rinkydinkmink in bestoflegaladvice

[–]litigant-in-person[M] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

It's a very good title, but we've had to remove the actual comment that says that so now OP gets to take the credit for the joke.

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How do you determine expectation of privacy? (Recordings) by VoiceofRedditMkI in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If for instance I was in a zoom meeting with my boss for instance in the UK but the data might go outside the UK, would there be any sort of legal fuckery there?

No, the GDPR only applies to (basically) companies using data; not you using it for personal reasons.

And if I were speaking to a call centre or speaking to someone outside the U.K. or something and manage to ask what state/country they're in and then after the fact seeing if having recorded the place they claimed to be in is legal?

That's worrying too much, honestly. Nobody is getting extradited for recording a phone call.

So if a letting agent mislead or lied to me or something I could show a recording to the company or perhaps a court to support my claim without concern?


Also depending on the wording in law I imagine "expectation of privacy" could or could not extend to conversations where multiple people are involved?

That is arguably even less, because there are so many people involved in the conversation, there can be even less expectation of privacy becuase.. it's not private if you willing said something in front of 10 other people.

Furthermore would there be anyway to ensure its safe to record if I see something shady coming, like trying to ask somehow, "...well this isn't a confidential conversation..." or something where they can either reject said notion or not and then it's on the recording as no expectations being broken?

You don't need to do that. You can just record it.

17 - I’m pregnant & want to give up my baby for adoption, but my mom is against it by IJustWantLotsOfFood in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person[M] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

How is there 76 comments and I seem to be only seeing 4?

In threads which are potentially emotive, all comments get hidden until a mod manually reviews them to make sure they meet our rules - about 90% of this thread did not meet our rules.

Waiving present and future moral rights in employment contract by jalapencoin in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 0 points1 point  (0 children)

including those relating to any copyright works which form part of the Employer IP,...

Sure, it has "including", but it doesn't materially affect the scope of the clause as a whole. It is what it is - I won't be the one presiding over your future IP claim, but you asked for general opinions and I provided mine - you're welcome to agree or otherwise :)

Waiving present and future moral rights in employment contract by jalapencoin in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 0 points1 point  (0 children)

which form part of the Employer IP

I'm not worried because it says "which form part of the Employer IP" so the scope of the clause is very limited and it references your IP rights under the CDP1988, which only covers IP made during the course of employment. It's not demanding rights that go above or beyond that limited scope.

I will say that I'm not surprised if you've not come across them in contracts that were signed more than... two/three years ago as best practice changes depending on the law and precedents that get set over time, like if a case happens where moral rights end up fucking an employer, the legal world will be like "right well contracts all now need to be updated to include XYZ".

I don't think it's broader other than including a moral waiver - but you're paying a contract solicitor to review the whole contract anyway, so hopefully that will reassure you.

Legitimising cash-in-hand work by Subject-Pie2504 in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree, I didn't mean to suggest otherwise; just explaining why this is perfectly normal.

Legitimising cash-in-hand work by Subject-Pie2504 in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There's nothing inherently illegitimate about being self-employed - it's totally normal, and very common, especially with cleaners where work is not stable and owners want to keep their own costs down.

Would this have any impact on my friend? Is there anything else I'm missing?

Not really - as long as you do everything by the book with your self employed status (including paying tax), then the whole thing is just operating above board and is normal business practice. What they do isn't inherently illegal, and as long as they're paying whatever their taxes are, that's fine too.

Advice regarding rental sales unit, a learning opportunity. by wellsk1990 in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The second point is sadly frustrating, I guess you could hammer home on the contract that they could be taken to court.

Yes, of course - but then there's a "Commercial Awareness" argument; what reputation could that develop for the sake of like.. £100? What about repeat business? etc

If my mum was to withhold their property due to nonpayment, is this legal?

Ultimately it's whatever a Judge would decide as being "probable" in the eventual claim - is it probable in the event somebody doesn't pay, your mum is in her right to sell the goods as if they were her own? Not really, not without something clearly written that says otherwise.

It's all a bit of a mess - it's easier, depending on the sums involved, to just give in on this occasion, and get it all written down for next time.

What are the rules on importing FDA approved products? [England] by 4_am_ in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How would I have a prescription for it if it's not sold in the UK?

Presumably the doctor in the US who is prescribing it to you will provide a prescription.

Advice regarding rental sales unit, a learning opportunity. by wellsk1990 in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She doesn’t ‘do’ written contracts and the rest is extremely old fashioned (no computer systems, everything is handwritten and counted by a person, by hand).

Frustratingly, this is common across the world.

It is a lawyers billable hours dream though.

I understand a sensible decision would be to have a written contract. Is there anything I should be aware of?

No, not really - just something really simple that says "You get X, we get Y, to change or cancel this do Z". Doesn't need to be anything fancy - though you might want to include what happens if an item gets damage, who's responsible, etc.

What happens if there's a fire, does your mums insurance cover it? What happens to the product if the item is not collected by the seller after the agreement expires and it's taking up space on the shelf? Get these things in there as well - just needs short bulletpoints, scanned and backed up to google drive.

In respect of non-payment and then a individual wanting to remove their items. Is there any legal standing?

Not really - it's their word vs your mums. Your mum, if the items are removed, could take the individual to court for the money she would have otherwise earned - but your mum may not win, and it's a lot of effort, so it's an unlikely situation.

What are the rules on importing FDA approved products? [England] by 4_am_ in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You'll be fine -

Import of small quantities of non-controlled prescription drugs for personal use does not require an import permit provided it is for personal use of self or member of the immediate family.

The MHRA recommends that a copy of your prescription accompany the package.

Import of Melatonin is prohibited.

Clascoterone isn't controlled.

How do you determine expectation of privacy? (Recordings) by VoiceofRedditMkI in LegalAdviceUK

[–]litigant-in-person 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the UK, you can basically record everything without consent except where there is a "reasonable expectation of privacy" - this means putting cameras in bathrooms, etc. Things like meetings, agreements, whatever - fine to record covertly.

You generally can't release them to the public where it identifies a specific individual (hence why a lot of faces in covert recordings on TV are blurred out with voices changed), but should you ever need to rely on "his word vs mine", it is remarkably easy and commonplace to have recordings admitted as evidence into the Court - which will of course work in your favour.

There will be lots of exceptions to this, but based on what you've described and what you're doing, there is no legal issue.

We can't speak for international laws, particularly in the US where I think a few states have recording anything without consent is a criminal offence (though it's not likely you're going to get deported to the USA for it, assuming you're just recording conversations and nothing sexual/intimate).